President Donald Trump was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, just weeks after he helped negotiate peace between Israel and the UAE. He was nominated by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian parliament, who praised Trump for his efforts to resolve conflicts around the world.
To his credit, I believe he has done more to create peace among nations than most of the Peace Prize nominees.
Tybring-Gjedde, who is a Member of Parliament for four terms and also serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, said the Trump administration has played a key role in establishing relations between the UAE and Israel.
The deal was first announced by the president on August 13, and Trump said the UAE and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations as part of an agreement to stop Israel’s annexation of the occupied lands sought by Palestinians for their future. state.
The historic deal gave Trump a key foreign policy victory as he sought re-election and reflected the changing Middle East in which shared concerns about archenemy Iran far outweighed traditional Arab support for Palestinians.
In his appointment letter, he wrote: “As other Middle Eastern countries are expected to follow in the UAE’s footsteps, this agreement could be a turning point that will transform the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity.”
He also cited the president’s key role in facilitating contacts between warring parties and … creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan and the conflict between North Korea and Korea. South. In addition to addressing the issue of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities “.
Tybring-Gjedde also praised Trump for withdrawing large numbers of US troops from the Middle East.
Indeed, Trump disrupted a 39-year streak of American presidents, both by starting a war and leading the United States into an international armed conflict. The last president to avoid doing so was the Jimmy Carter Peace Award, ”he wrote.
“The first is the brotherhood of nations and it has been achieved through negotiations,” he said.
“Reduction of standing armies: it has reduced the number of troops in the Middle East and the third criterion is the promotion of peace congresses,” he said, adding that Trump had made “enormous efforts” to negotiate peace.
Four US presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize, which is determined by the five-person Nobel Committee, appointed by the Norwegian Parliament.
Barack Obama won in 2009, Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, President Woodrow Wilson in 1920, and President Jimmy Carter in 2002. The 2021 winner won’t be announced until October next year.